Citizen Voices®

Citizen Voices makes it possible for people to take part in how policies are made in New Hampshire in an easy and convenient way: online.

We post clear ‘yes or no’ questions about hot issues facing the Granite State, inviting citizens to share their opinions. We analyze the discussion, summarizing the results in an easy-to-read report which we then deliver to elected officials at key points in the policy-making process, often including in-person presentation at a public hearing or emailing the New Hampshire House or Senate ahead of votes on related bills. Click here to learn more about how it's done.

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Live discussions: make your voice heard

How do you think New Hampshire schools can fight the high rate of teen suicide?
Apr 16, 2019 - According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), suicide is the leading cause of death for New Hampshire residents age 15 through 19.  Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that 16% of... read more
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Should NH make coverage for essential health benefits and pre-existing conditions part of state law?
Apr 12, 2019 - New Hampshire has taken a step closer to passing an Affordable Care Act “backstop” law, which would write certain provisions of the ACA into state law. This would keep those provisions in effect if the ACA is repealed or revised at the... read more
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Should NH allow swimming at some non-motorized boat launches?
Apr 11, 2019 - On Tuesday, April 16 the New Hampshire House will hold a hearing on a bill aimed at allowing swimming at non-motorized boat launches in the state.  As introduced, the bill would have allowed swimming at all non-motorized “car... read more
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Should NH increase how much mental health providers are paid for services to Medicaid patients?
Feb 28, 2019 - New Hampshire’s Medicaid program sets the rates for how much it will reimburse providers for a service, which is like the way insurance companies negotiate prices with health care providers. Some lawmakers believe New Hampshire needs to... read more
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Have you or a loved one sought out treatment for opioid addiction in New Hampshire? What was your experience like?
Feb 27, 2019 - In 2018, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services won a $45 million grant to help fund a new statewide system for curbing opioid addiction. The new “hub and spoke” program, which kicked off on January 1, creates an... read more
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Browse the archive: see where citizens stand

Explore our archive of over 300 past Citizen Voices reports by choosing an issue category, or search for specific keywords (e.g. "guns", "animals") to find related reports.

Raising NH gas tax
Jan 18, 2019 - Currently, the New Hampshire gas tax is set at 22.2 cents per gallon. This year, the Legislature will consider HB 538, a bill that would raise the tax to 28.2 cents per gallon.  That revenue would go to fix state roads and bridges. How... read more
Let schools ban guns?
Jan 18, 2019 - In New Hampshire, the power to regulate firearms lies with the state Legislature. No city, town, or other body can pass laws more strictly regulating guns. A proposed law in the 2019 legislative session would change that power as it relates to... read more
Marijuana legalization and taxation bill released
Jan 18, 2019 - Rep. Renny Cushing (D-Hampton) is sponsoring a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill. Generally speaking, the bill legalizes marijuana cultivation, possession, and use for adults age 21 and over. Are there limits on what... read more
Bill to repeal death penalty in NH
Jan 15, 2019 - New Hampshire is the only state in New England that still puts people to death for committing certain types of murders. As the state’s law currently stands, not all murders are eligible for a death sentence.  However, killing a police... read more
Bill would make it easier to annul marijuana offenses
Jan 14, 2019 - When it comes to marijuana in the Granite State, only patients with a prescription card can possess up to two ounces of medicinal cannabis. Possession of pot in any other circumstance is illegal. New Hampshire’s marijuana laws did undergo a... read more

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